As an internationally known art lawyer, Leila A. Amineddoleh represents major art collectors, museums, galleries, dealers, non-profits, artists, estates, foundations and foreign governments. She has been involved in matters related to multi-million dollar contractual disputes, international cultural heritage law violations, the recovery of stolen art and antiquities, authentication disputes, art-backed loans, and the purchase and sale of hundreds of millions of dollars of art and collectibles. As a specialist in art authentication and title disputes, Leila advises clients on the acquisition and sale of fine arts and cultural heritage works, and she has been involved in the return of valuable stolen fine art and looted antiquities. She has successfully represented clients in a number of high-profile matters, including her representation of the Greek government in Barnet et al. v. Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Hellenic Republic.
Leila began her career as an intellectual property law litigator, and she continues to work with artists and entrepreneurs to develop their intellectual property portfolios and protect their works and artistic rights.
Leila has lectured at esteemed institutions, including the Frick Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, the Neue Galerie, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Leila has appeared in major news outlets, including the New York Times, ABC News, LA Times, Forbes Magazine, The Guardian, TIME Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been published in legal journals, and arts publications, and she has had scholarly contributions published in books, including Nazi Law: From Nuremberg to Nuremberg and The Provenance Research Handbook.
Leila teaches International Art & Cultural Heritage Law at Fordham University School of Law, in addition to Art Crime and the Law at New York University. She served as the Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation from 2013 through 2015.